Yesterday evening, 22-year-old Derek Allen collided with the 44’OShaughnessy Muni bus and was declared dead at the scene.
According to an SF Gate article
, Allen was riding on the sidewalk before riding off the curb and in front of the bus. The driver tried to swerve out of the way, but “both Allen and his bicycle ended up under the bus.” Muni tested the driver for drugs and alcohol, but further details of this accident have not yet been released.
From the details given in the article, it appears that the driver is not at fault. However, this tragedy is just further evidence of the danger cyclists face in our city and that we must find ways to prevent an accident like this from happening again.